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Author

Charles Dickens

Year Written

1859

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

A Tale of Two Cities is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator.

Tense

A Tale of Two Cities is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title

Charles Dickens wanted to call his novel Recalled to Life, but he decided to use that title for Book 1. Instead, he called the novel A Tale of Two Cities, referring to the cities of London and Paris, which figure prominently as settings.

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